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MikeAlletto

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You post a comment to a thread and then someone posts after you do almost the exact same thing. Then they get asked questions about what you posted initially...
 

Jack Briggs

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You mean two people answering a post at almost the same time?

Depending on which post stands out more, I don't see where anyone is getting any "credit." Maybe I'm not following you.
 

Jefferson

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Yeah, I was just about to post this same thing:D
Happens to me all the time. Do you ever then edit your post to ask something different?
 

MikeAlletto

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You mean two people answering a post at almost the same time?
No...i'm talking about almost 2 ours afterwards. Credit doesn't make sense...i changed the above :)
I just find it annoying to answer something then hours later someone posts the exact same thing and you think to yourself, do people even bother to read before posting?
 

StephenA

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I hate it when I post a question and it doesn't get any answers or make a thread and it doesn't get many posts or any posts at all.
 

Howard Williams

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Yeah, kinda. What about when you make a post that you think is well thought out, insightful, very interesting and everyone seems to just ignore everything you've said. I feel that way a lot. It's kinda like a wanting for acceptance or approval.

I now post for only a few reasons:
1)To pose a question I have not seen addressed elsewhere.
2)To answer a question I'm pretty sure I know the answer to.
3)Just to express my feelings or opinions about the topic. I try not to post just to "hear" myself talking, but sometimes it probably comes off looking that way.

I still like to have others say "I agree with Howard about...." but that is no longer necessary. I don't have to have my comments validated by others in order to feel my input is valuable.
 

Jack Briggs

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Fellas, don't take it personally. I was a little daunted in my first couple of weeks here too. Post as you see fit in the threads that interest you. After a while, people will come to recognize your name and posting style. It doesn't happen overnight, but over the long haul. Eventually, you make friends, and you can count on them checking out your posts. Don't post with the sole expectation of building a big thread, but, as you have stated above, with the idea of providing information or obtaining information. It will all fall into place.
 

BrianW

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Here's a different twist: What about when you make a post that you think is well thought out, insightful, very interesting and everyone seems to just ignore everything you've said? I feel that way a lot. It's kinda like a wanting for acceptance or approval. Does this ever happen to anybody?
:D
KIDDING! I'm kidding! Sorry, Howard. I don't mean to pick on you because, actually, I know what you mean. I don't post that frequently, but sometimes I really put my heart (and sometimes a lot of research) into it. I do it to contribute, but there's a small, selfish part of me that's gratified when someone expresses appreciation. And why not? The people who hang out here are among the smartest people I know. One should be proud to occasionally bend the collective ear of this intellectual bunch.
Oh, and it also helps if you have a cool pic in your signature! :)
 

Luc

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Here's one: What about when you a post a question that you think is is good one, insightful, very interesting and everyone seems to just not know the answer to :D.
Actually, I'm being serious although I did paraphrase Howard a bit.
It's like you have an urgent questions that needs an answer but no one seems to be there to help you. Sometimes, I guess I expect this place to have all the answers and set myself up for disappointments ;).
Also, when people quote you. I don't know, it just makes you a bit more nervous of what you say, how you word it, ect. Know what I mean?
 

Ricky Hustle

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You know what I hate?
You post a comment to a thread and then 1 day 3 hours and 8 minutes later someone posts almost the exact same thing. They dont even read the whole thread! What losers. :D
 

Joseph Young

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You know what I hate? It's when you post an insightful answer to someone's reply, and no one responds until someone other than you posts the exact same thing! ;)
Seriously, though. I've been lurking here for years and posting since last October, and maybe twice I've had really meaningful responses. You either:
1) hit the jackpot by posting something that strikes a chord with someone at the right time,
2) use shock value or learn how to use sound bites (people like to skim posts, so get their attention)
3) an interesting or
artsy photo of yourself helps too. :D
Joseph
 

Steve Christou

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You know what I hate? When I post a coherent, meaningful, insightful, interesting, clever answer to someones post, and they respond with "Oh dear, Steve's been at the bottle again", or, "Steve you just made my ignore list, congrats!" or the now classic "in before the lock!".;)
 

Ricky Hustle

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Jack, it means that someone loves a particular thread so much, they want to be locked in when said thread gets closed forever.

I too fail to see the point in coming into a doomed thread, just to make an appearance.
 

Jack Briggs

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I shoulda put a smiley face on my previous post, Rick. I'm kinda aware of the phrase! We all are. :)
 

Bruce Hedtke

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I hate it when I have a question or trivia nugget that I think no-one else would know, but then I find out that everyone besides me knows it. Damn, why did everyone have to go and get so smart in the last 50 years?
Bruce
 

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